High Five Events announced Under Armour Inc. has returned as the presenting sponsor of the Austin Marathon.
The Austin Marathon, presented by Under Armour, will take place on February 17, 2019. The partnership will showcase Under Armour’s performance products to runners from around the world, highlight their brand’s continued support of the sport of running and provide finishers an opportunity to recover post-race in the Under Armour Recovery Zone.
“Under Armour is thrilled to be back as presenting sponsor of the Austin Marathon; it is one of the highlights of the year for us and for the running community,” said Josh Rattet, general manager of Under Armour Run. “The city of Austin and its dedicated running community truly offer an unprecedented experience for runners from all over the world, and UA Run is proud to support them.”
Under Armour will outfit 18,000 participants and 2,500 race volunteers with their HeatGear running shirts. Additionally, they’ll provide the 30-member Austin Marathon pace team with the newly designed UA HOVR performance running footwear and race kits. Under Armour’s community involvement will deepen as Austin Marathon-related events are confirmed in the months leading up to race day.
“By extending our partnership with Under Armour we’re both continuing our commitment to support runners from around the world and celebrate their race-day achievements,” said Jack Murray, co-owner of High Five Events.
2019 will mark the Austin Marathon’s 28th year running in the capital of Texas. Austin’s flagship running event annually attracts runners from all 50 states and 30+ countries around the world.